Different nations’ online banking habits: better safe than sorry?

When it comes to online banking, the UK and the US leads the way with security – over 70% of Brits and Americans have software installed on their device.

Online banking on-the-move? For most it’s a no-go

What environment do you consider the safest for online banking? Would you make your financial transactions solely in the safety of your own home, or would you be less concerned about security on-the-go or in the office?

Is biometrics the future of secure payments?

Is the idea of biometrics as a secure payment system a fad, fiction or fact? This feature looks at whether DNA is linked with our digital identity.

5 top tips on buying online in a safe and secure way

The world wide web has made shopping an altogether more pleasant, cost-effective and user-friendly experience. However, buying online has its risks. Here are five top tips to stay safe and secure.

UK’s NCA warns online bankers to be wary of Dridex malware

The virulent Dridex malware poses a serious threat to online bankers in the UK, according to the National Crime Agency. Internet users urged to be vigilant.

Jean-Ian Boutin: Banking trojan threat is not going anywhere

In an exclusive for We Live Security, Jean-Ian Boutin, a malware researcher at ESET, shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of banking trojans.

Top tips on safe online banking from the comfort of your home

Online banking from the comfort of your own home makes life much easier, but you may still be at risk of cybercrime. We look at how to stay safe.

Customers of UK’s Metro Bank targeted by Twitter fraudsters

Be on the lookout for copycat social media accounts which may be attempting to lead your customers astray.

Sophisticated webinjects ‘tailored’ to beat bank security

From its relatively simplistic and niche origins, webinjects have advanced significantly in recent years to become a more sophisticated beast.

How goes the switch to Chip & Signature cards in the US?

With the deadline for the switchover now just months away, how are vendors doing? Have they begun the conversion already, or will they likely be scrambling at the last minute?

Mobile banking security still a barrier for consumers

Customers are increasingly turning to mobile apps to make simple banking transactions, but a significant portion of those who don’t bank on mobile devices cite security concerns as the reason.

Waski downloader spreads banker Trojan targeting users worldwide

If you have recently received an unexpected email with a ZIP file attached, it could be a threat attempting to steal your banking login credentials. Its name is Waski and is detected by ESET as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.

Facebook announces peer-to-peer payments between friends

Facebook has announced a new feature of its Messenger product, which allows friends to send payments directly to each other, reports Tech Crunch.

$40k of bitcoin lost in Coinapult hot wallet hack

Coinapult, a long-running bitcoin wallet service, announced on Monday that its hot wallet had been compromised to the tune of 150 coins – around $42,900.

British Bank trials heartbeat based authentication

A British bank has been trialling a different type of biometrics, allowing their customers to confirm their identity via heartbeat according to the BBC.

Five alternatives to Bitcoin

Here’s a small selection of alternatives to Bitcoin – each of which has its own advantages. All of them share Bitcoin’s fundamental strengths, however – minimal or zero transfer fees, and freedom from traditional banking restrictions.

MyCoin closure leaves $387 million missing in investor funds

Investors fear they may have lost up to $387 million after Bitcoin exchange MyCoin shut down this week, reports ZD Net.

Swiss bank data released by hackers

The Swiss state owned Banque Cantonale de Geneve has confirmed that hackers have released confidential customer correspondences after the bank refused to pay the ransom demanded by the attackers

Dutch University unveils ‘fraud proof’ credit card concept

A Dutch university has reportedly made great steps towards making the dream of a ‘fraud-proof’ credit card a reality by utilizing quantum physics.

Tor a major source of bank fraud, says US Treasury Dept.

Tor has been used to mask the identities of cybercriminals in a significant number of bank frauds for over a decade, according to a US Treasury Department report obtained by Brian Krebs on his Krebs on Security website.

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